One hundred students in this year’s graduating class at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts received more than $658,000 in local scholarships.
The scholarships were awarded at the school’s annual Scholarship Night on April 29. Of the scholarships awarded, 85 were presented by the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation for a total value of $158,000. Fifteen scholarships totaling more than $500,000 were presented by a variety of community organizations, including one scholarship presented to Natalie Rodriguez for a full scholarship to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
This year’s Dreyfoos class of 328 students has a graduation rate of 100 percent. Among the highly regarded universities and conservatories the students will be attending are: Yale, Cooper Union, Juilliard, the Rhode Island School of Art & Design, the University of Southern California, Princeton, NYU, Stanford, Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, the Boston Conservatory, Pace, Columbia, Brown, the University of Florida and Florida State University, among many others.
“The Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation is proud to facilitate the awarding of scholarships to these very deserving students,” Executive Director Kris Lidinsky said. “I am joined by the members of the foundation’s board of directors in congratulating these outstanding students on their achievements and wish them much success in their future endeavors.”
The Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation provides funding for the arts and academic curriculum at the internationally recognized public arts high school located in downtown West Palm Beach. For more information, visit www.soafi.org or call (561) 494-0125.